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BAE Systems’ F-15 Advanced System Completes Air Force Initial Operational Testing

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BAE Systems’ F-15 Advanced System Completes Air Force Initial Operational Testing

BAE Systems’ Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System has passed the U.S. Air Force’s initial operational test and evaluation, a step toward integrating the advanced system into the F-15 aircraft.

With EPAWSS, airmen can access full-spectrum electronic warfare capabilities, including geolocation, radar warning and situational awareness.

The contractor has been helping the military branch’s Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center with the advanced system, ensuring that the service branch’s F-15 is capable of carrying out combat missions, BAE Systems said.

Maj. Bryant “Jager” Baum, EPAWSS test director for the AFOTEC, said that the technology enhances the F-15E and F-15EX’s lethality and combat capabilities, especially when facing advanced threats in a contested, degraded environment.

The two organizations started working on improving the F-15 capabilities in 2021 when they secured a $58 million contract from Boeing to produce the system. The system combines multispectral sensors, signal processing and intelligence algorithms to provide fully integrated radar warning and geolocation capabilities.

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